Homes in Maplewood-MN Real Estate For Sale

January 23, 2012

Are you looking for Homes in Maplewood MN for sale?  If so,  you have come to the right place.  Here is a list of all Homes in Maplewood currently for sale in the local MN mls/idx system.  At the time of this post, there were currently 189 homes for sale in Maplewood MN.   If you thought you missed the opportunity to get an exceptional value on a new home in the Twin Cities real estate market….think again.  As we begin a new year, there is still an abundance of inventory available for the buyer who is ready, willing and able.    Interest rates remain at all time lows and currently in the 4% range on 30 year fixed mortgage at the time of this post.  These low rates give the average buyer more buying power,  which allows you to get into a home that maybe was not in your budget in the past.   The homes in Maplewood for example have a wide variety of price ranges.  It is common to see single family homes from $100K to $150K in this area.   Many of these homes in Maplewood are in great shape and turn-key ready.  For the handy man,  there are some real bargains to be had.  If you are good with a tool belt, you can find single family homes in Maplewood for under $100k.  These homes are wonderful equity builders if you are willing to put in the work.  Many of these single family homes are structurally sound, and just need some TLC.  In many cases you can gain instant equity by just doing cosmetic improvements to the homes.  For example, carpet, paint, new lighting and counter tops can bring a nice return on your investment.  Remember, that many of these fixer uppers are sold “as is”, so be sure to have a home inspection done and hire a professional Realtor to help guide you through the process.  These professionals sell homes in Maplewood and surrounding area’s everyday, and know what to look for to locate that diamond in the rough.
Ranch/rambler style home

Ranch/rambler style home

Variety of Homes in Maplewood

Many of the Maplewood properties were built in the 50’s and 60’s.  A common and popular style of home from this era was the one story ranch, or rambler as we call it in the midwest.  The rambler will always remain a popular floor plan because of the convenience of one level living.  Many of the Maplewood ramblers now include a finished lower level.   Over the years, homeowners opt to finish this space for additional living area.  This is an economical way to almost double your living space, for a fraction of the cost of doing an addition.   One thing to consider before diving into finishing a lower level, is to make sure that it is dry.  A common mistake for many of the “do it yourselfers”, is to complete the basement and find out later that you have a water or moisture problem.  This can be a costly mistake, so before you buy that dream home in Maplewood,  make sure you have a basement that is dry.

Maplewood Real Estate and Area Info

It is easy to see why so many people are attracted to homes in Maplewood MN.  This area is convenient to just about everything.  Maplewood is located on the Northern half of the Twin Cities and has great freeway access from Interstate 694.  One of the many attractions that bring local buyers to Maplewood is the Maplewood Mall.  From large department stores like Sears and Appliancesmart, to custom shops and nationally renowned Larkin Dance Studio, Maplewood will have you covered.  Visit the City of Maplewood for more great area info.  If you are ready to start your home buying process, and would like free help from a professional Realtor, call the LaBelle Real Estate Group today.  We are here to help.

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